Education is the key to raise awareness about the social evils in the world, including human trafficking.
“Being a teacher, I am passionate about educating the girls, so until today I have been lobbying with the government and international NGOs to fight for “compulsory, free, fine, able education,” said Anuradha Koirala, a Padmi Shri recipient, CNN Hero of 2010 and the founder of Maiti Nepal.
Till date, her organization has helped rescue 12000 girls from sexual slavery and saved another 45000 from getting trafficked.
Similarly, Leena Kejriwal, Kolkata-based photographer, installation artist and the founder of Missing, feels that before taking any action, it’s very important to become well-versed in the subject in question. In this case, the subject is human trafficking. A lot of misconception exists in the minds of people; it’s crucial to segregate the myths from the realities. Using art for activism, our Missing Stencils, larger than life installations of a girl’s silhouette represent the black holes millions of girls disappear into every year. Through engaging pieces of art, we believe in creating mass awareness, transcending language and space.
With hundreds of participants, including students and young artists, our Stencil Art project has received 42479610 impressions across 18 cities with 2500 stencils over 2 years.